Elliot Anderson scored his second goal in as many games for Bristol Rovers as he netted the winner in their 1-0 win over Colchester United on Tuesday night.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder, who produced an impressive solo effort in Saturday’s 3-0 triumph over Harrogate Town, was on target for Gas again with a second-half curling strike at Memorial Stadium.
Rovers manager Joey Barton, who spent four years at Newcastle as a player between 2007 and 2011, has praised Anderson – who was called up to the Scotland Under-21 squad last week – comparing the teenager to World Cup winner Diego Maradona.
Barton’s side have now qualified for the League Two play-offs, three points behind second-placed Northampton Town.
Elsewhere, central midfielder Jack Young was involved in League One action for Wycombe Wanderers as the Chairboys picked up a dramatic 1-0 win over Fleetwood Town.
Young made an appearance from the substitutes’ bench, replacing Lewis Wing in the 71st minute, before Gareth Ainsworth’s side broke the deadlock in stoppage time, thanks to Jason McCarthy’s strike and moving on to less than a point from the play-off places in the English third. stage.
Joe White, who signed a new three-year contract with Newcastle on Tuesday, was also in action for Hartlepool United, playing the full 90 minutes as Graeme Lee’s men fell to a 2-0 home loss to Bradford City, their first defeat in Ligue 2. at Victoria Park since November.
Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was an unused substitute for AFC Bournemouth as Scott Parker’s Cherries were held to a 1-1 draw against Reading at the Vitality Stadium while defender Kell Watts also watched from the touchline as as League One title contenders Wigan Athletic recorded a 2-0 away win. win at Crewe Alexandra.
And left-back Matty Bondswell could only watch from the bench as Shrewsbury Town recorded a 5-0 hammering away at home to Morecambe while Matty Longstaff sat out Mansfield Town’s 3-1 loss to Port Vale due to a minor injury.